ROBLOX:  Allows players to create adult and scary content    

Roblox allows players to create and share their own games.  While this platform is enjoyed by millions of children, there are dangers that parents should be aware of.  One of the main risks is user-generated games, or “condo games,”.

Some feature adult content such as simulated sex acts, graphic images, and inappropriate language. There are also games that contain violent or scary content.  Some games have been accused of promoting racism and discrimination.  In addition to the risk of inappropriate content, Roblox can also make children vulnerable to online predators. The platform’s open-world environment and social features can allow strangers to communicate with children.  Some users have reported being contacted by adults posing as children.

To help mitigate these risks, Roblox offers parental controls that allow parents to limit their child’s ability to chat and access certain types of experiences. However, it is important for parents to be vigilant and monitor their child’s activity on the platform.

In terms of addiction, Roblox can be just as addictive as other online games, with some players spending hours a day on the platform.  If a child shows signs of addiction, such as neglecting other activities or becoming irritable when they are unable to play, parents should take steps to limit their child’s access to the game.  Try to encourage them to participate in other activities.

Overall, while Roblox can be a fun and creative platform for children, it is important for parents to be aware of the potential dangers and take steps to keep their child safe.